HP EliteBook: Possible MacBook Pro Rival

We have previously brought you plenty of news regarding Apple’s new MacBook pro, to try and spice things up a little bit we thought we could bring you some information on a possible rival to this laptop, with this in mind we bring you the HP EliteBook.

With Apple overshadowing every other company not only in the laptop market but also the mobile and Tablet PC market, it comes as a refreshing change to talk about something that could rival these giants. According to this post from Engadget these machines have been stripped down and given a full metal cover design, these devices will also be directly aimed towards business customers.

Though Apple has been appealing to this customer base for many years could it be time for the suited and booted workers to explore something new? We all know that Mac OS X is a pretty formidable force to be reckoned with but it may be possible that these devices now offer something different that Apple cant.

The HP EliteBook comes in two models the 8460p and 8560p, both these models offer specs that are just as amazing as their cool metal bodywork. According to this post from Cnet.com the 8460p will have a 14inch screen while the 8560p will benefit from a 15.6inch screen, both will include SRS premium surround speakers, an optional ultra capacity battery that will offer 32 hours of use and USB 3.0 Ports. To read the full specs you can follow this link to HP’s official page.

Whether or not these devices manage to topple the giant that is Apple it’s nice to see that HP have put some great thought into this concept, we all know it will take a lot to compete on the level of the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air but with impressive devices like these we don’t think it will be long before we see some epic battle commence.

What do you think of these HP laptops?

  • Roland

    OSM should not need to spice things up. Apple are doing that for us already. You simply need to be truthful in your reporting.

    Get an HP and you will spend the rest of you life on it answering yes or no to Microsoft prompts, (or reinstalling). Get a MacBook Pro and you will have about 266 days or reliable computing to get things done before the next model is released.